Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Old Fashioned Grapefruit Cake

Blend together:
1/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup Ricotta cheese (whole)
1/2 cup canola or gegetable oil
3 Tbs grapefruit rind, 3 Tbs for garnish
2/3 cup grapefruit juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

In small bowl mix:

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Grease and flour round bundt pan.
3.  In large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, ricotta, oil, 3 Tbs zest, 2/3 cup juice and vanilla.
4.  In small bowl combine dry ingredients.
5.  Add dry ingredients to wet, blend well.
6.  Add to bundt pan. Bake approx 60 mins or until done.

To make icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
5 Tbs grapefruit juice
Drizzle on top of cooled cake.  Garnish with remaining grapefruit zest.

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